Letters to parents/carers | 29th January 2017

Letter to parents/carers of Y6 pupils sent on Friday 27 January 2017

Please click here to access the letter from Amanda.

Letters to parents/carers | 29th January 2017

Letter to parents/carers sent on Friday 27 January 2017

Please click here to access the letter from Amanda to all parents/carers.

Letters to parents/carers | 23rd January 2017

Step ahead in mathematics – support your children

Please click here to access an invitation to attend an upcoming course, aimed at supporting parents/carers to help their children with mathematics.

Letters to parents/carers | 13th January 2017

Letter from Amanda to parents/carers – 13 January 2017

Please click here to access the letter which will be sent home today, Friday 13 January 2017.

Training/employment opportunities | 11th January 2017

Train to teach with Paradigm Trust – Ipswich information event – 24 January 2017 – Ipswich Town Hall

Are you thinking about kick-starting an exciting new career in teaching? If so, the Ipswich Train to Teach roadshow is the perfect opportunity for you to learn all you need to know about teacher training and how to apply.

Who is this event for?

The event is designed for anyone who has a degree and is interested in teaching – particularly those who are considering starting their initial teacher training in September 2017. It offers a great opportunity to get all your questions about teaching and teacher training answered.

What to expect

If you attend the event you’ll be able to:

  • discuss the different teacher training options available, to help you decide which would best suit you
  • meet representatives from our own and other schools/universities that deliver teacher training in this area, and find out about their courses and entry requirements
  • receive advice on submitting a successful UCAS application
  • talk to practising teachers, including those who have changed career to teach, about what a career as a teacher is really like
  • find out about bursaries, scholarships and funding available for teacher training.

A downloadable/printable leaflet is available here.

How to register

www.education.gov.uk/traintoteach

We look forward to meeting you.

Letters to parents/carers | 3rd January 2017

Letter to parents/carers from Amanda Phillips

Please click here to access the letter which will be sent to parents/carers.

Governance | 1st January 2017

Murrayfield Primary joins Paradigm Trust

Murrayfield Community Primary School in Ipswich is the latest school to be transferred to the management of Paradigm Trust. The transfer is effective as of 1 January 2017.

Murrayfield, which has been in special measures since September 2015, is being transferred at the order of the Department for Education. Paradigm Trust was chosen as Murrayfield’s sponsoring trust because of its local connections and strong track record in improving failing schools. Paradigm Trust already runs Ipswich Academy, which has just achieved its best-ever GCSE results, and three primary schools in London (two of which are rated outstanding by Ofsted and the other good with three outstanding features).

The school’s new name is Murrayfield Primary Academy.

Amanda Phillips CBE, Chief Executive Officer of Paradigm Trust, will be principal of Murrayfield. She said:

“Paradigm Trust’s aim is to give children the educational opportunities they deserve. We are working hard to do that with our existing schools and I am confident we shall be able to do the same for the children at Murrayfield.
“I have met many Murrayfield parents and we understand that change is unsettling. We are keen that they know that we are not interested in change for change’s sake. Everything that is good for the children will continue, but we will take immediate steps to raise the quality of teaching and educational standards.
“The key to improving standards is great teaching. There will be changes as we improve the teaching in the school but we will keep them informed about those. One of our main objectives is that the school is staffed in a way that allows us to deliver the outstanding education that we believe every child deserves.”

All staff currently at Murrayfield will transfer to Paradigm Trust under TUPE legislation.

At Ipswich Academy, Amanda will be replaced by Helen Winn, formerly associate principal, who takes on the role of interim principal.

Last updated December 31, 2016